Category Archives: Himawari-8

Another PyroCb in Cecil Plains

Another pyroCb formed on 06 December in Cecil Plains in Queensland, Australia. Starting at 4:00 UTC on 06 December, the animation below (also available as an MP4) shows Himawari-8 0.63 µm visible (left) and 3.9 µm shortwave IR (right) . The pyroCb cloud (~28.2º S, 151ºE) formed around 7:50 UTC. In the shortwave IR images, […]

PyroCb in Cecil Plains

Towards sunset a pyroCb formed in Cecil Plains in Queensland, Australia. Starting at 7:00 UTC on 05 December, the animation below (also available as an MP4) shows Himawari-8 0.63 µm visible (left) and 3.9 µm shortwave IR (right) . The pyroCb cloud (~28.2º S, 151ºE) formed around 7:50 UTC. In the shortwave IR images, the […]

PyroCb in Australia

On 04 December 2016 a pyroCb developed to the west of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia. A Suomi NPP VIIRS true-color image around 04:16 UTC (above) showed the early stage of the smoke plume in the Cecil Plains area, about 2 hours prior to the pyroCb formation. Himawari-8 monitored the temporal evolution of the smoke plumes and […]

PyroCb in Russia

On 19 September 2016 a pyroCb formed northwest of Lake Baikal in eastern Russia. Himawari-8 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spots. The pyroCb cloud (~57.4º N, 105.3ºE) formed around 8:20 UTC . Starting at 7:30 UTC on 19 September, the animation below (also available as an MP4) shows Himawari-8 […]

PyroCb in Russia

On 01 July a pyroCb formed in Russia. HIMAWARI-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (58.4 N 110.4E) occurred at  6:30 UTC . Starting at 5:30 UTC on 01 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) […]

Another PyroCb in Russia

On 30 June a pyroCb formed in Russia. HIMAWARI-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (~60 N 99E) occurred around  9:40 UTC . Starting at 9:00 UTC on 30 June, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) […]